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Workplace layout for a lawyer with spasticity in an office

Disability and functional restriction:

He has a speech disability together with a hand disability. He is dependent on the use of a wheelchair and needs, because of his motor restrictions, aids for using operating elements. His degree of disability is 100.

Training and job:

He completed law school followed by the legal clerkship needed for completing legal training. He works as a head of department for police affairs in an area of the public service.

Workplace and duties:

He works at a computer workstation in an office. He works on appeals in judgement procedures for police officials. During his daily work, his disability is compensated for by technical aids, especially though with a work assistant. In the disabled-friendly workplace layout the emphasis was on modification of input and operating the computer. Therefore, a high performance computer with speech input or speech operating and advanced user-specific software for word processing was acquired. This up-to-date computer technology opens new perspectives, so that the computer reacts to his often not entirely easy to understand spoken orders satisfactorily. Just as important for his work as the opportunity to develop and compose texts, is the telephone. Using installed hands-free equipment, he can telephone independently. For this appropriate rebuilding in the office was necessary. To reduce the echo effect of the room, the ceiling was lowered to reduce echo. A number of further aids ease his everyday routine, e.g. electric door openers and closers as well as conversion of the sanitary area for barrier-free use.

Work environment:

His residence was also equipped in a disabled-friendly way. In the bathroom, the bath was converted to a disabled-friendly shower and the toilet was also suitably converted. The access to the house was also made suitable for a wheelchair.

Assistive devices used:

toilets
assistive products for washing, bathing and showering
wash basins
mirrors for facial care
electrically powered wheelchairs with powered steering
gate, door, window and curtain openers/closers
fixed ramps
assistive products for telephoning and telematic messaging
input software

Support:

The disabled-friendly layout and the work assistant were supported by the Integration Office.



Id-No.:

R/PB5295


  • working environment /
  • environment /
  • physical disability /
  • wheelchair /
  • electric wheelchair /
  • mobility /
  • door /
  • door opening system /
  • door closing system /
  • lawyer /
  • computer workplace /
  • screen work /
  • office work /
  • typing work /
  • computer /
  • operating control /
  • input device /
  • speech input /
  • speech recognition /
  • speech control /
  • speaking /
  • word processing /
  • software /
  • ramp /
  • access route /
  • sanitary facility /
  • shower /
  • toilet /
  • hands-free telephone /
  • hands-free facility /
  • telephone /
  • calling /
  • EASTIN /
  • working equipment /
  • organisation /
  • work task /
  • handling /
  • barrier-freedom /
  • university studies /
  • washbasin /
  • washing /
  • mobility aid /
  • communication aid /
  • employment /
  • using telecommunication device /
  • telecommunication device /
  • telecommunications /
  • telephone aid /
  • participation in working life /
  • participation /
  • full-time job /
  • employee /
  • vocational rehabilitation /
  • hand /
  • brain /
  • information and communication /
  • body posture and body part movement /
  • mobility and locomotion /
  • soft skills and social behaviour /
  • environmental influences, safety and loads /
  • motor impairment /
  • brain damage /
  • office for vocational integration /
  • Wheelchair-driver /
  • spasticity /
  • speech impairment /
  • office /
  • public service /
  • law /
  • gripping /
  • holding /
  • body posture /
  • standing /
  • walking /
  • motoricity /
  • coordination of movements /
  • information output /
  • finger hand movement /
  • reaching area /
  • body load /
  • independence /
  • shoulder arm movement /
  • speaking /
  • workplace design /
  • work organisation /
  • technical advice /
  • barrier-free design /
  • assistive product /
  • working environment design /
  • job assistance


update status: 26.05.2006


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